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May 20, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 20, 1929 

* Old Yankee Stadium stampede disaster 
* The house Ruth built 
* New York Yankees - Babe Ruth - Lou Gehrig

The top of the front page has a three column headline: "TWO KILLED, 62 HURT IN YANKEE STADIUM AS RAIN STAMPEDES BASEBALL CROWD; VICTIMS ARE CRUSHED AT BLEACHER EXIT" with many subheads and list of the dead and injured. (see) Lengthy text continues on page 2. First report coverage on the stampede inside Yankee Stadium following a sudden rain downpour that resulted in 2 deaths and many injured. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this topic.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout with nice headline in the sport's section involving Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. (see) Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. A few small binding slits along the spine, very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century